ASHLEY AND BILL SLACK

ASHLEY AND BILL SLACK
October 1, 2021  |  By ASHLEY AND BILL SLACK

(Editor’s note: Following is the second installment of a four-part series on ways that the Catholic Church can minister to those who have suffered the loss of a child through miscarriage.)

God does not ask the impossible of us,” my husband comforted me while I was in the throes of the first trimester miscarriage of our fourth baby, Bernadette Marie. I was grief stricken, not only over the loss of our child but over my inability to save her remains for proper burial.


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September 3, 2021  |  By ASHLEY AND BILL SLACK

I’m so sorry for your loss.”

The ultrasound technician offered me her condolences. I was thankful. At least she understood that I was in anguish over the miscarriage of my child one week prior. My doctor had simply stated that “nature will take its course.” Though I was nine weeks along in my pregnancy, my baby had stopped growing at just five weeks, six days old.


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